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BHS President Pleads for Release of Jailed British Rider

February 21, 2007

Noel Edmonds, president of The British Horse Society, wrote to Indian president Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam today (Feb. 21) to plead for the release of jailed British horse rider Daniel Robinson.

Robinson, 38, was arrested last October for... Read More

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Mistrial Declared in Horse Dragging Case

February 17, 2007

A judge has declared a mistrial in the trial of a Texas man accused of dragging his horse to death, KFDM reported. The jury deliberated for nine hours... Read More

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BLM Reducing Fee for Grazing on Federal Land

February 15, 2007

The fee for grazing livestock on federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service is dropping this year, the BLM announced last week.

Effective March 1, the fee will be $1.35 per animal unit month, down from... Read More

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KEEP Designates February as Fundraising and Membership Month

February 04, 2007

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) has designated February as its fundraising and membership month. The organization hopes to receive funds or pledges totaling $850,000 during the month as well as renew its current memberships of more... Read More

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Department of Agriculture: Horses and Dogs Removed from Ga. Farm

February 02, 2007

Georgia Department of Agriculture staff began removing horses and dogs from a property in Pike County at 10 a.m. this morning out of concern for the animals' health and safety.

The process of removing the animals is continuing. The... Read More

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Nude Jogger in Calif. Park Startling Horseback Riders

January 26, 2007

Who was that undressed man?

That's the question startled hikers, bikers and horseback riders are asking about a jogger seen streaking through an open space preserve in Saratoga, Calif., wearing nothing but sneakers, glasses and a black tam... Read More

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Horse Rescued from Icy Wisconsin Pond

January 26, 2007

Firefighters and sheriff's department responders pulled to safety a horse that had fallen through the ice of a private pond in the town of Wilson, Wisc., on Wednesday (Jan. 24), the Read More

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America's Horse Championships on NBC Reaches 5.8 Million Viewers

January 21, 2007

It's not often that equestrian events are highlighted on national television networks. However, on Jan. 7, more than 5.8 million viewers got a ringside seat to learn more about Quarter Horses through the America's Horse Championships on NBC... Read More

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Agricultural Guest-Worker Bill Introduced in Washington

January 16, 2007

As many as 1.5 million undocumented farm workers and their relatives currently living and working in the United States could gain legal status under an ambitious agricultural guest-worker plan introduced Jan. 10 on Capitol Hill.

The... Read More

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Equine Photographer's Network Offering Photo Contest

January 16, 2007

All professional and amateur photographers who seek to capture the ideal image of the horse are invited to enter the Online Photography Contest sponsored by the Equine Photographers' Network.

The deadline for entries is March 1. Winners wil... Read More

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SDSU Building Home for Equestrian Team

January 15, 2007

The future home of South Dakota State University's fledgling equestrian team is under construction in Brookings, S.D.

Though currently just some reinforcing bars rising from a concrete slab near the Highway 14 bypass, the giant barn will be... Read More

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Purina Mills Horse Owners Workshops Provide Nutrition Information

January 14, 2007

The Purina Mills Horse Business Group is announcing the 13th year of its largest and most popular equine event. The Purina Mills Horse Owner's Workshop (HOW) is a local education and entertainment program that provides horse owners with the... Read More

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SmartPak Selects Equine Advisory Council

January 08, 2007

SmartPak announced today (Jan. 8) that it is forming an Equine Veterinary Advisory Council consisting of four equine practitioners. With a long-standing commitment to equine health, SmartPak intends to use this council to help the company stay on... Read More

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EasyCare Joins the Equine Quality Alliance

January 07, 2007

EasyCare was honored to be asked to join the Equine Quality Alliance and is proud to be a new member. The EQA is a conglomerate of small companies who work together to promote high-quality products in the equine industry. Goals include marketing... Read More

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1870s Dead Horse Photo Sparks Mystery

January 05, 2007

Who is that mysterious, elegant man? And why is he sitting on a dead horse? Such are some of the questions sparked by a black-and-white photograph taken in Sheboygan, Wisc., between 1876 and 1884 that has led to nationwide curiosity,... Read More

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Riders Invited to Join Best of America by Horseback Tour

January 01, 2007

The national television show, Best of America by Horseback, has announced today its dates and schedule for their 2007 Grand Tour of America, inviting trail riders from all over to ride with them on location while filming for their... Read More

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Five Finalists Vie for the Title of Farnam/Platform USEF Horse of the Year

December 24, 2006

On Jan. 13, 2007, when the elite of the horse world meet in Louisville, Ky., for the 2007 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Annual Meeting, the name of the 2006 Farnam/Platform USEF Horse of the Year will be announced.

This... Read More

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New Lexington Park to Honor Black Horsemen

December 08, 2006

A new park designed to commemorate northeast Lexington's role in the history of thoroughbred racing is in the planning stages, with proponents saying it will help the city and blacks reclaim their places in racing history.

The park will be... Read More

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World Champion Blacksmiths Creates Partnership Program

November 28, 2006

World Championship Blacksmiths, LLC, has launched a World Champion Partner Program to recognize supporters of the World Championship Blacksmiths Series, and organization. This exclusive group will gain unparalleled exposure to World Championship... Read More

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International Hoof-Care Summit Brings Vets and Farriers Together

November 14, 2006

Farriers and equine veterinarians from the United States, Europe, and Mexico are expected to attend the fourth annual International Hoof-Care Summit to be held at the Cincinnati Convention Center and the Cincinnati Hilton Hotel, Jan. 30 through... Read More

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USDA Accepting Nominations for Foreign Animal Disease Program

November 10, 2006

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is currently accepting nominations for its spring 2007 Smith-Kilborne training program on foreign animal diseases.

The Smith-Kilborne program takes its name fro... Read More

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Dover Opening New Store in Crofton, Md.

November 09, 2006

Dover Saddlery Retail, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dover Saddlery (Nasdaq: DOVR), announced Nov. 8 that the Grand Opening of its new Crofton, Md., store will take place December 1-3. Equestrians are invited to join in the Grand Opening... Read More

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Cushion Track Praised as Hollywood Park Opens

November 02, 2006

Victor Espinoza took only two races to become the first jockey to ride a winner over both Hollywood Park's new Cushion Track and Keeneland's Polytrack. Second in Hollywood's autumn meet opener Nov. 1, Espinoza won the second race aboard Robert... Read More

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"Q-Bugs" Allow Spectators to Listen to Commentary at AQHA World Show

October 26, 2006

Get the Q-Bug buzz at this year's American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show, and learn everything you wanted to know about the great horses and competitors vying for world champion honors.

Everyone will have the... Read More

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AQHA Sets Record with 100 Rides in 2006

October 19, 2006

The American Quarter Horse Association Ride program has reached a new milestone by hosting 100 Rides around the world in 2006. The 100th Ride will take place near AQHA headquarters in Amarillo, Texas, Dec. 2 at Cal Farley's Boys Ranch.

This... Read More